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Michael Apted
Born February 10, 1941 (age 78)
Michael David Apted, CMG (born 10 February 1941) is an English director, producer, writer and actor. He is one of the most prolific British film directors of his generation, and directed the Up Series (1964–) of documentaries and the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough (1999).
On 29 June 2003 he was elected president of the Directors Guild of America. He returned to television, directing the... full bio
63 Up
[2019]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 3h
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.
Movie | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 1h 53min
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Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
The World Is Not Enough
[1999]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Thriller | 2h 8min
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James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain.
Unlocked
[2017]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 38min
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A CIA interrogator is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a biological attack.
Chasing Mavericks
[2012]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Sport | 1h 56min
When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.
Enough
[2002]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1h 55min
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After running away fails, a terrified woman (Jennifer Lopez) empowers herself in order to battle her abusive husband (Billy Campbell).
Amazing Grace
[2006]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 1h 58min
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The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
Enigma
[2001]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 59min
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A young genius frantically races against time to crack an enemy code and solve the mystery surrounding the woman he loves.
Nell
[1994]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 52min
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In a remote woodland cabin, a small town doctor discovers Nell - a beautiful young hermit woman with many secrets.
Gorillas in the Mist
[1988]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama | 2h 9min
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The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Extreme Measures
[1996]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 58min
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Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent surgeon Dr Lawrence Myrick (Gene Hackman), but Luthan soon finds himself in danger from people who want the hospital's secret to remain undiscovered.
Thunderheart
[1992]
 
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Movie | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 59min
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A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.
Coal Miner's Daughter
[1980]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Music | 2h 4min
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Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, a legendary country singer that came from poverty to worldwide fame. She rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever.
Gorky Park
[1983]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h 8min
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A Moscow police officer investigates a triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level political conspiracy in the local government.
Blink
[1994]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 46min
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Emma is a blind violinist who finally gets the opportunity to see. Meanwhile, a string of bizarre rapes and murders has taken place. All of the victims have had transplants within the last month. A coincidence, or is Emma next?
56 Up
[2012]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 2h 24min
Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.
Class Action
[1991]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 50min
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Jed Ward is an attorney who specializes in whistle blower, David vs. Goliath, type cases. He finds a client who is suing an auto company over a safety problem that has had a severe effect on his life after the accident. He must replace the current attorney and be ready for trial quickly, and then he finds that the defense attorney will be his estranged daughter.
49 Up
[2005]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 3h
In 1964, to explore the adage "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man," World in Action filmed seven-year-olds. Every seven years, Michael Apted visits them. At 49, 12 agree to talk about family, work, their hopes, and the series. We also see footage from previous interviews. Some marriages seem stronger; some have ended. Being a parent or a grandparent dominates life's pleasures... see more
Continental Divide
[1981]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Romance | 1h 43min
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A hard-nosed Chicago journalist has an unlikely love affair with an eagle researcher.
42 Up
[1998]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 2h 19min
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.
Always Outnumbered
[1998]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 44min
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In Los Angeles, the hot-tempered collector of cans Socrates "Socco" Fortlow is an ex-con that has served a long sentence for killing a man and a woman. Now he is trying to build a new life and find a job. However he is discriminated against his age, color and background. His only friend is Right Burke, who is dying of cancer. He also helps a young woman that is having problems with her husband. When... see more
Critical Condition
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 40min
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Con man Kevin Lennihan framed in a jewel smuggling tries for an insanity plea and is sent to a hospital for review where he is confused for another doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits.
35 Up
[1991]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 2h 3min
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.
28 Up
[1984]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 2h 16min
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.
Agatha
[1979]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h 45min
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A fictional account of the real life, eleven day, never explained 1926 disappearance of famed murder mystery writer Agatha Christie is presented. On a cold winter day, her damaged car with her expensive fur coat is found abandoned at the side of a country road. While the authorities initially suspect that she could have committed suicide, her pompous husband, Col. Archibald Christie, who is less than... see more
Firstborn
[1984]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 43min
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A teen must protect his family when his mother's sinister new boyfriend begins exerting his authority in their home.
21 Up
[1977]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 1h 40min
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.
7 Plus Seven
[1970]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary | 52min
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born children after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.
Incident at Oglala
[1992]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 29min
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This film describes the events surrounding a 1975 shootout at the Pine Ridge reservation in S. Dakota where two FBI agents were killed.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 53min
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The top football nations compete for the 18th FIFA World Cup held in Germany.
P'tang, Yang, Kipperbang.
[1982]
 
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TV Movie | Comedy | 1h 25min
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The plot of one of the early Channel Four films is sweet and simple. Boy likes girl at school, but is too embarrassed to confront her. Alan relates everything to a running cricket commentary (provided superbly by John Arlott) right up to the will he, won't he finale, when he has to kiss Ann in a school play.
Stardust
[1974]
 
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Movie | Drama, Music | 1h 51min
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The rise and fall of the rock singer Jim Maclaine, in the mid 60s, with his manager, Mike, and his group, "The Stray Cats."
Bring on the Night
[1985]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Music | 1h 37min
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Documents the preparation and rehearsals for Sting's first solo concert, as well as his supporting band's opinions on their leader and his controversial efforts.
The Triple Echo
[1972]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 1h 30min
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Deserting soldier dresses as a woman to escape detection; liking the female role he goes to a dance with another soldier and is exposed.
The Squeeze
[1977]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 44min
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A gang kidnaps a women and her daughter to extort money from her rich husband. He and her down on his luck ex-husband who's an ex cop, decide to try to deal with the kidnappers themselves.
Me & Isaac Newton
[1999]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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Seven of today's top scientist/researchers are the subject of this humourous exploration of real people behind the white lab coats; more about what makes the tick than what they have per-se accomplished. Chosen because the subjects are the very best in their particular fields, featured are Gertrude Elion, Ashok Gadgil, Michio Kaku, Maja Materic, Steven Pinker, Karol Sikora and Patricia C. Wright.
Bending the Light
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, Family | 1h
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A Michael Apted documentary that honors the artisans and craft of still and motion photography and in particular the glass that captures it all.
Moving the Mountain
[1994]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, History | 1h 23min
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The film is a documentary about the demonstrations of students in Peking on the 4th of June 1989 for more democracy in the People's Republic which were ended by army forces. The story is told from students point of view.
Inspirations
[1997]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 40min
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This latest documentary film by Michael Apted (7Up series, Gorillas in the Mist, Nell) explores the creative process through candid discussion with seven artists from diverse media. David Bowie, Roy Lichtenstein, Dale Chihuly, Edouard Locke, Louise LeCavalier, and Nora Noranjo-Morse answer the questions regarding their particular artforms: "How do you create your problems, and how do you go about solving... see more
Married in America 2
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 2h 12min
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World in Action
[1963]
 
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TV Series | Documentary
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A documentary series focusing on current affairs.
Crossroads
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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John Hawkins is an assistant district attorney from New York. Things are going so well for him, he is being considered as the next candidate for district attorney. But things change when a friend of his from Seattle, the district attorney calls to tell him that his 16 year old son, Dylan is in trouble, and he is tired of letting his wealthy grandparents bail him out. He tells John that he plans to... see more
The Power of the Game
[2007]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Drama, Sport | 1h 40min
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Six intertwining stories showcase the social impact of soccer across the world.
Hallelujah
[2011]
 
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TV Movie | Drama
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A stranger arrives in the small town of Hallelujah, Tenn., which is being torn apart by the forces of good and evil.
Married in America
[2003]
 
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Documentary | Documentary
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Acclaimed documentary director Michael Apted follows 7 American couples from a wide variety of backgrounds, as they are about to embark upon marriage. This is the first installment of a long-term series in which Mr. Apted will return for follow-ups of the couples, over time.
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